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Location: Faulconbridge, Lower Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Medically Retired for 15yrs though still a younger bloke.
Married to a beaut lady since 1980; 3 children & 2 grand-children.
I trained in the Royal Australian Navy - Engineering branch.
Worked in engineering procurement for 25yrs.
Enjoy making wooden toys for children to play with, plus collect old and simple toy plans.
I have too small a shed for the quantity of secondhand timber I have collected.
Also need more room for my machinery.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 06:23 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 06:46 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
More details on posting
The LJs Team
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 03:29 PM

Thanks for the comments, and let me say welcome aboard, and may you days all have fair winds and following seas, I also am from the Navy, retired from USN in 1979, was in the air side but last tour was working close with black shoes:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 11:14 PM

Enjoyed your comments on my D8. One of the first models I made was a 1/16 scale 325 CAT excavator that I designed. It was made as a present for a mans retirement, per his son. I made it out of Walnut, Cherry and sycamore. The son had mentioned painting itCAT yellow, however I showed him the natural wood and he was happy with it that way. I will post it some day. Later

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 02:26 PM

Excellent made truck. Nice detail and wood selection.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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